A group of NGOs, including the VOICE Network, Solidaridad and Oxfam, are encouraging chocolate makers to set a minimum price for cocoa and to eventually move to a flexible premium system.
Nestlé has reported a -2.9% drop in organic growth in first quarter confectionery sales, citing a later Easter and an earlier Chinese New Year this year.
Palcut, which works with Kellogg’s, Mondelēz and Arla Foods cutting custom-sized paper from rolls for palletization, has launched a Point-of-Sale (POS) concept; the Antim intermediate sheet.
Italian-Dutch confectionery manufacturer Perfetti Van Melle has partnered with Irish convenience food giant Greencore to produce a cake under lollipop brand Chupa Chups.
PureCircle has requested a safety opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for glucosylated stevia as it hopes to bring the enzymatically modified sweetener to the European market in 2018.